There was a slight change this year with breakfast provided at the Town in Town hotel prior to the AGM meeting on June 15, giving members the opportunity to study the documents and chat with friends.
Following confirmation that there were sufficient numbers (under the PSC rules) for the meeting to proceed, President Tony Oakes welcomed everyone and opened the meeting.
All existing committee members had submitted their annual reports which were handed out on arrival and, after some consideration, all reports were approved without comment by those present.
The newly elected PSC Committee pose for a group photo at the Town in Town hotel in central Pattaya, Saturday, June 15.
Following the Golf Chairman’s report, Joe Mooneyham informed members of a special opportunity on Sunday 30th June to visit Laem Chabang Golf Club after a major competition with, among other benefits, free food and beer all afternoon thanks to the PSC’s close relationship with Singha Beer. In addition there would be another Charity Golf Day at Siam Plantation on Thursday 14th August, details to be found on the PSC web page:- www.pattayasports.org.
Two members of the Committee were standing down this year, Registrar Bjarne Neilson, having served 30 years on the committee, and Treasurer Bob Linborg. Tony Oakes expressed appreciation for their contribution over the years.
The following were elected unopposed:- President: Tony Oakes; Vice President: Dennis Willett; Golf Chairman: Joe Mooneyham; Charity Chairman: William Macey; and Social Chairman: Nigel Cannon.
Noi Emmerson was elected as Sponsorship Chairperson – the first Thai lady to be elected on to the main Committee for many years. James Bryan was elected Treasurer and Geoff Couch accepted the post of Registrar.
Tony Oakes said he was proud once again to be President and looked forward to helping move PSC forward and to work with those on the committee to promote local sports and provide funds for charitable causes.
“As the name of the club suggests, we are heavily involved in promoting sport in the region and our recent link up with EGA Thailand has seen many local caddies get the opportunity to play in their own tournament and improve their golfing skills,” said Tony in an interview with PMTV. “We are hopeful that in the not too distant future at least one champion golfer will emerge from these ranks and in our own little way we will have done our bit to help further their rise to the top.”
Tony also noted the role that the PSC plays in local charities and helping the underprivileged.
“One of the main aims of the club is to support the local community through various charities and we’ve been able to do that to the tune of some 3.2 million baht this past year,” said the PSC President. “William, our Charity Chairman, works extremely hard going around various schools and slums and seeking out the less fortunate in our society whom we can help. We try to keep our members updated on all our charitable activities but sometimes you have to go to these places in person just to see how much of an important role the Pattaya Sports Club is playing in the community. That to me is what the PSC is all about.”